Attention Applicants for the Spring 2021 Bridge and Traditional Nursing Programs: Three new ACT Residual testing dates have been approved and are now available for registration through the CCC Testing Center. The dates are July 15, July 22 and August 5.

Nursing Program ApplicationBridge to RN Application

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our nursing programs! Below you will find links to information for each of our nursing programs.  Please contact the nursing department by phone (256-306-2794) with any questions about these programs. The Nursing Department is located on the Decatur Campus in the Health Sciences Center (click here to see campus maps) and is comprised of both the Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs. The office hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.

Am I ready to be a nursing student?

Take this short self-assessment to help you gauge your readiness for education in nursing.

Nursing Assessment

Pre-Nursing Program

If you are a pre-nursing student, the Advising Centers are available to answer questions regarding program information, general education coursework, and admission requirements.  To request an advising session, please email

Bridge to RN Program

Accreditation Status
Alabama Board of NursingNursing programs have the full approval of the Alabama Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  Accreditation  information  regarding  the  nursing  program  may  be obtained from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Telephone: 404-975-5000.  See our ACEN Accreditation certificates.

Nursing Information Sessions

Points Calculation for LPN & Paramedic Bridge Program application has changed. You are strongly recommended to attend an Information Session to get the update.

Date/Time Event
Aug 07 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Nursing Candlelighting & Pinning Ceremony

Kelley Gymnasium, Tanner AL

For More Information

D.J. Doorenbos
Administrative Secretary, Nursing
Dr. Lynn Hogan
Nursing Department Chair

Careers in Nursing

Nurses work in a variety of locations, such as hospitals, physicians’ offices, schools, and in home health. Our program is designed to teach students how to think critically, adapt to ever-changing situations, and to provide the best care possible.

The 2016 national median annual wage RNs was $68,450, and the need for RNs is expected to grow by 15% from 2016 – 2026*

Check out career data based on the programs below:

AAS Nursing Practical Nursing Certificate AAS RN Bridge for LPN/Paramedic

*U.S. DOL Bureau of Labor and Statistics